International Foundation Programme in Health Science

This foundation course is designed to prepare you for a health science related undergraduate degree at one of our university partners.

This programme will help you to:

  • Develop your academic English language and study skills
  • Strengthen your understanding of biology, chemistry and maths
  • Gain an understanding of studying in a UK university including research methods, critical thinking and UK university teaching styles
  • Settle into the UK and an academic environment before starting your studies at our partner universities

  • For students who are preparing to go to a UK university  who need both English language and academic skills
  • For students interested in studying a health science related degree after the Foundation.

The academic content in maths, physics and  biology and chemistry should adequately prepare students for study in the following subject areas:

  • Nursing
  • Dietetics
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational therapy
  • Optometry
  • Paramedic science
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiography
  • Podiatry
  • Physiology
  • Sports and exercise science

Start your course at any of our three centres in September and January depending on your level of English.

  • Use our advisors to assist you in selecting and applying for university courses
  • Receive your university offer letter
  • Study General English and Academic English and skills, critical thinking and UK academic culture as well as subject specific modules
  • Complete coursework and prepare for the final examinations
  • Progress to university
Semester 1 English Language Socio-Cultural Studies Study Skills Critical Thinking  
Semester 2 Academic English Introduction to Physics Introduction to Biology Introduction to Chemistry Mathematics

You will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in English in a range of everyday and academic situations, in verbal and written formats
  • Engage effectively with a broad range of themes in the subjects of biology and physics
  • Demonstrate an awareness of different approaches to academic study
  • Apply numeracy skills in academic contexts
  • Develop the skills necessary for autonomous learning
  • Meet the minimum English language and academic skills requirements for your chosen degree programme
  • Settle into UK university

  • Different course durations depending on your English language level
  • Successful completion of the course guarantees you acceptance to one of our partner universities
  • Quality teaching by dedicated and specialised teachers
  • Practical lessons giving you all the skills and language required for you university studies

  • Full time course, averaging 24 hours per week contact time
  • Assistance in applying to any of our partner universities with trained advisors
  • Regular assessment and testing to check progress
  • Regular personal tutorials
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Key Facts

Start dates: 25 January 2023
Level: IELTS equivalent of 4.5 ( 5.5 fast track)
Lessons: Average 24 hours contact per week
Duration: 30 weeks (15 weeks fast track)
Maximum class size: 20
Minimum age: 16 (Birmingham & London centres), 18 (Nottingham centre)
Locations: Birmingham, Nottingham, London
Study modes: face-to-face

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